Wednesday, 19 November 2008

How do you decide what is worthwhile?

I've heard that somebody has commented that they don't see the point of my Book-a-Day for a year scheme. They said that they could understand it if I'd made it into a fundraiser for charity ...

I wondered why. Is expanding your knowledge of books not a worthwhile aim in itself? Is there something wrong with challenging oneself intellectually just for the sake of it?


  1. It's a fact of life that no matter WHAT you do, there's always someone ready to slag you off for it. Their opinions might be worth paying attention to, if they geve them as a fundraiser for charity! Your regulars enjoy your blog, and you enjoy your hobby, so just ignore the sad, spiteful comments of those who snipe from the safety of anonymity, and carry on reading.

  2. It's your time for you to decide how to spend. I for one always think reading is a worthwhile goal, and accumulating knowledge for its own sake is a worthy endeavor.

  3. I think it's a brilliant idea - some folk aren't happy unless they're complaining....